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2018 HIV Clinical Update: The New Jersey Statewide Symposium (18HH05)


Tuesday, June 5, 2018



APA Hotel Woodbridge
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, New Jersey

Complimentary parking will be available at the hotel. Participants will receive additional information in their confirmation materials.


Jointly provided by the François-Xavier Bagnoud (FXB) Center at Rutgers School of Nursing and the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH)–Division of HIV, STD and TB Services


This conference will address the U=U Campaign, STIs and biomedical HIV prevention and same-day ARV initiation. Presentations will also discuss trauma informed community and mental/behavioral health with case studies in HCV/HIV treatment failure as well asswitching to a two drug regimen.

View the full conference agenda.


This activity is designed for healthcare providers involved in the screening, diagnosis, evaluation, management, prevention, and treatment of patients with HIV/AIDS. This includes infectious disease and primary care physicians, advanced practice nurses, and nurses. The conference may also be beneficial for social workers and medical case managers.


Upon completion of this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Discuss the science of U=U and the implications for public health.
  • Analyze biomedical intervention approaches and their impact on STI transmission and treatment.
  • Discuss which treatment options are recommended for newly diagnosed PLWH.
  • Explain the relationship between trauma and behavioral health outcomes for PLWH including treatment adherence.
  • Interpret information presented through case studies about Hep C/HIV co-infection treatment failure and switching to a two drug regimen.



Jihad Slim, MD
Medical Director, NJDOH-Division of HIV, STD and TB Services, Trenton, NJ


Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH
Dean, School of Public Health, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Natalie Neu, MD, MPH
Medical Director, New York City STD/HIV Prevention Training Center, Columbia University, New York, NY

Shobha Swaminathan, MD
Medical Director, ID Practice, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ

Tony Jimenez, MD, MA
President of Global Capacity Building, Cicatelli Associates Inc., New York, NY

Karen McKinnon, MA
Director, Columbia University HIV Behavioral Health Training, New York, NY

Adam Thompson, BA
Regional Partner Director, Northeast-Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Centers
Kennedy Health Alliance - Infectious Diseases, Voorhees, NJ

All individuals who affect the content of continuing education activities are required to disclose to the audience any real or apparent conflict of interest related to the activity. The activity faculty are further required to disclose discussion of off-label/ investigational uses in their presentations. These disclosures will be made to the audience at the time of the activity.


In order to meet the learning objectives and receive continuing education credit for this activity, participants are required to check in at the registration desk, attend the activity, and complete the online evaluation form at the conclusion of the activity. A letter certifying attendance and credit verification will be emailed to participants upon completion of the online evaluation survey.

Pharmacists:  Your NABP e-Profile number and date of birth will be collected at the conclusion of the program.  CPE credit will be processed after the program evaluation has closed to participants, which will be four weeks following the activity date.


In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity is awarded  4.75 contact hours. (60 minute CH) Nurses should claim only those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

This knowledge-based activity qualifies for 4.75 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit. Pharmacists should claim only those contact hours actually spent participating in the activity.

Pharmacists’ NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth will be collected at the conclusion of the program.  CPE credit will be processed after the program evaluation has closed to participants, which will be three to four weeks following the activity date.

AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. PAs may receive a maximum of  4.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.


$50 - until pre-registration closes at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, May 30, 2018
$60 - On-site

Registration includes morning coffee service, lunch, continuing education credit, and course material.

Registration can only be accepted through our secure online website. Payment may be made with MasterCard or Visa. American Express is not accepted.

PLEASE NOTE: Online registration will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 or earlier if seating capacity is reached.

**Pre-registration is recommended. Onsite registration will be accommodated on a space-available basis.


Registration: Call 973-972-4267 or 855-482-1843 (outside of NJ) or email ccoereg@ca.rutgers.edu.

Course Information: For additional program information, questions, or concerns, or if you require special arrangements to attend this activity, please contact Michelle Thompson at 973-972-1293 or ccthomps@sn.rutgers.edu.


In an effort to provide the most complete materials to attendees and conserve resources, PDF versions of the lecture slides will be made available online to registered attendees. In addition, internet access will be available during the day of the activity, so we encourage attendees to bring a laptop or tablet. Additional information will be provided in future confirmation communications.


Once registered, you will receive a confirmation letter and additional information to assist you with your plans to participate in the activity.


Due to the nominal cost of this program, refunds will not be granted.

Click here to go to the registration portal.Click "Log in" and enter your user name (email address) and password. Select "Current Schedule" on the top menu, and select “Cancel Registration.”

Rutgers reserves the right to modify the program content, faculty, and program activities, and reserves the right to cancel the program if necessary. If the activity is cancelled, liability is limited to the registration fee.

Brochure (coming soon.)

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